When I first lost over 100 lbs I never thought I would be restarting my journey (Not from the very beginning, thankfully, but I did some damage. *embarrassed*).  It’s amazing how easy it is to slip off and stay gone way too long. And that is exactly what happened. I got off track like normal, but I somehow wandered off into the forest and couldn’t find my way back. I’m feeling really positive about this new weight loss journey I’ve started thought! I have been on track all week, staying focused and keeping my eye on the goal.

The honest truth is that I have gained up to 212 lbs over the past year and half! I swore to myself that I would never be 200 lbs again, but here I am, 208 lbs as of this morning… For the better part of the past year and a half I was doing A LOT of negative self-talk and beating myself up which in turn led me to binge eat… a vicious cycle that I’m trying to beat. I’m focusing this time on listening to my body, going with the flow and reducing stress. I’m taking baby steps, slowly swapping out foods for healthier options. Trying not to beat myself up for not working out or eating clean enough. I tend to put A LOT of pressure on myself so I’m stepping back.

I made the decision to make my lock screen on my phone this before and after picture from the past that will hopefully remind me where I’ve been and where I am heading while keeping me focused on the goal. I’m a visual person and this constant reminder of what I am trying to achieve is something that has been helping me all week. Will it continue to work in the weeks to come? Err, I don’t know, but I will keep you guys posted on my progress, troubles and all the inbetweens! I’m excited to start this brand new weight loss journey and fit in my clothes again!

I will be in ONEderland again! I will be happier and healthier before I turn 31! #WatchAshleyShrink 😉

Are YOU on a weight loss journey?

Tell me about it! If you have a blog, leave it in the comments!


Author: Ashley

I'm a thirty year old engaged lady with a four-year-old daughter named Daladei! Nate and I also have two furbabies named Emmie (cat) and Tip (dog). <3 I've been blogging on and off for the past decade. Life is an ongoing adventure and I'm on an infinite body, mind & soul journey.

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4 thoughts on “New Weight Loss Journey #WatchAshleyShrink

  1. I feel ya. I got down from 220 to 147 pounds and then hovered around 155/175 for a few years. But the last 2 years, I let my weight creep back up to 220. I’m working on getting back down to at least 180 but it’s so hard and I love all the “bad” food.

    That’s a good idea, though, making the before/after pic your lock screen. I may have to do that, but with pictures of me. 😉

    Posted on Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at 2:16 pm
    1. Ashley

      Yes! So you’e in the same boat I’m in. It’s so hard because I love all the bad foods too! UGH! My weakness is sugar, what’s yours? I can say no to bread and chips all day, but you wave a chocolate chip cookie in my face and I’m going to struggle.

      Posted on Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at 2:29 pm
  2. Your weight loss journey is so inspiring!! Keep up the amazing work!! You look awesome!

    Posted on Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at 10:16 pm